In Russia there was a brand new smartphone Ascend G630 from a major Chinese manufacturer Huawei. I think that the model name should be understood that the device relates to a mid-priced, but considering the cost (10 000), it would be better to say that the G630 is in the lower mid-market. To date, the device can be bought only in showrooms until a federal retail chain. Sure when Ascend will be available in more outlets cell phones, then the price decently gives way.
C in terms of technical characteristics of the device is quite zauryad: 4 cores (though not from the usual MediaTek, and from Qualcomm), 5-inch screen with HD resolution, 8-megapixel camera and so on. However, from personal experience I know that the Huawei out qualitative and neat gadgets, so sometimes worth just overpay.
- Wired Headset
- Power Adapter with USB-cable
- Warranty Card
Design, size, controls
Smartphone Ascend G630 looks absolutely typical for Huawei’s products and, unfortunately, some gadgets reminiscent of Alcatel, for example, OneTouch POP C9. In general, it is necessary to admit, now almost all phones are alike.
On design will not stay long, he classic: rectangular, silver plastic frame according to Kant, the usual size for a 5-inch smartphone.
The front panel is protected by a durable glass, use G630 for a month it is not scratched, chips were found. Surface probably has an oleophobic coating, as traces of the fingers are left. Tactile sensations are pleasant, too, the finger slides easily on the glass. In the retail chain “The Messenger» G630 sold in black only, we also turned white: a front portion, a rear panel – light, edging around the perimeter – Chrome plastic insert. It is worth noting that the rear socket made of porous plastic. True, he’s a little slippery to the touch, but the device does not fall from the hands.
Dimensions G630, as has been said, the usual (143×71.7 mm), but was pleasantly surprised by the thickness: 7.8 mm only that for this class of devices is quite good. But weight might be less – 165 grams still pulled his shirt pocket. Particularly relevant in the summer and the weight and size of the phone.
Housing smartphone assembled perfectly: no squeaks, backlash back, punching up the battery cover. By twisting crunches do not.
In general, it seems to me, in terms of ergonomics design and appearance Huawei Ascend G630 turned out quite successful.
Top center of the front panel of the phone earpiece is covered with fine silvery metal mesh. Speaker volume is high, the frequency range is slightly shifted to lower frequencies, so sometimes hear your interlocutor is not very legible, even gulkovato.
To the left of the speaker – light sensors and proximity to the right – facing camera and missed event indicator (flashing green), and it signals the charge / discharge of the battery.
Traditionally, under the screen are touch buttons “Back”, “Home”, “Menu”. Engraved silver paint, lights missing. Sensor layer behaves ambiguous: it works on time, we have to click on the button again.
On top of the end – 3.5 mm audio jack, and the bottom – the main microphone and micro-USB. There are no elements left, right – the power button and volume control. They are thin, the surface relief (thin transverse incision). Enjoy a relatively comfortable, as I prefer the classic location: volume rocker on the left, top right nutrition.
Camera window, framed by a metal ring, flash, a second microphone and speaker are on the back of the smartphone.
To open the lid, it is necessary to hook for the bottom right corner. Underneath the left – two slots type microSIM, above – the memory card slot microSD.
By modern standards, the diagonal screen smartphone Huawei Ascend G630 standard and is 5 inches. Its physical size – 62h110 mm.Resolution is also typical for the devices, which cost more than 9000 rubles – HD, ie 720h1280 points, while the density – 293 pixels per inch. With this diagonal and with such resolution picture looks good, at least to the eye FullHD difference is minimal. In such situations, plays an important role as a template. In G630 worth IPS average: slightly yellow one angle strongly violet under another – a common occurrence.
Matrix screen backlight brightness is adjusted either automatically or manually. Its level is low. If the room and grabs the maximum day, then the sun fared much worse. Oddly enough, but in a cheaper Huawei 3C matrix, in my opinion, it looks better, it just colorful, higher brightness, the sun is better behaved, have mirror substrate. Below – a comparison (left 3C, right G630)
The model number is used removable Li-ion battery capacity of 2000 mAh. Model G630-U10. According to official information, the phone will work about 10 hours of talk time and up to 600 hours of standby time.
- Playing 720p video (MP4) for maximum brightness and headphones volume – about 4 hours
- Browsing through Wi-Fi – about 18 hours
- Browsing through 3G – about 10 hours
- The total average time of the device (3G, calls, sms, emails, twitter) – about 15 hours.
In general, Huawei Ascend G630 showed normal results, given the small battery capacity. In the test Antutu tester battery gaining 421 score.
In the settings there are several power-saving modes:
- Normal. Maximum capacity
- Smart. Automatic, self adjusts CPU load and network
- Energy-efficient. CPU frequency limitation and optimization of networks
Just below you can see what programs are consuming the most energy. In the menu there is a level of energy consumption software and “hardware”, remaining time (calls, networking, video, reading books, listening to music). All this, of course, cool, but rationally when the battery in the device still more than 2000 mAh. And so, what difference there is, these parameters, the gadget still sits down faster than you have time to think about these modes.
This topic is simple. The device is equipped with two sim-cards, one slot only works in 2G, another – 2G/3G. There is Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR, GPS / A-GPS. In general, all as always.
GPS sensitivity seemed to me feeble. For example, near a window unit hardly finds a pair of satellites for 1 minute, and an open space – 5-6 in 40 seconds.
Memory and memory card
Inside smartphone worth 1 GB of RAM, free, in my opinion, is not enough – only about 300 MB. Many “eat” all sorts of settings, services, widgets. Flash-built memory of 4 GB. Of these, approximately 900 MB of storage and the same applications. But count on 300-400 MB. In my sample was not in the settings for the transfer point programs from internal memory to the card. Therefore, after the installation of several applications at G630 out of memory. However, some games are able to “put” on microSD.
In this model, the module uses two cameras: 8 MP main, and for “self” – 1.3 MP. If you believe the official website of Huawei, is the main camera lens aperture – F2.0. Likely that it is so. But it seemed to me that a cheap unit, the pictures come out very average quality: a lot of noise, sharpness is not the best (sometimes lathers on the edges), often straying auto white balance. The only advantage – the ability to put the maximum exposure (eg, 1/10 seconds). Coupled with an open “hole” out decent night shots. Sharpness camera leads quickly and accurately.
Minimum shutter speed – 1/5000, the maximum – 1/10. Minimum ISO – 100 max – 1500.
The front camera takes photos of normal quality. Average sharpness.
Video unit records in HD-resolution at 30 f / s (and the main camera, and front). Again blame Qualcomm: not only did not pull Snapdragon 200 FullHD, so even if you move the camera appear strong blocking artifacts.
Top left – camera modes: normal, intelligent, decoration, HDR, panorama, metering, effect, audio notes.
In the camera settings:
- Touch capture
- Activating the voice recording
- GPS tag
- Photo Size
- Adjusting the image
- File Format: 3GP
- Video Codec: AVC, 6 Mbit / s
- Resolution: 1280 x 720, 30 k / s
- Audio Codec: AAC, 128 kbit / s
- Channels: 1 channel, 48 kHz
Performance and software platform
Usually when you read about the device and see there chipset from Qualcomm, lifted the mood, it seems that you have in your hands will be the fastest device. However, during the scrutiny it turns out that within the easiest worth Snapdragon.
Just happened with Huawei G630. Like Qualcomm, but only MSM8212 – 4 cores at 1.2 GHz, 45-nm process technology, with Adreno 302 graphics answers. Overall, somewhere between 8210 and 8225Q. So we get HD-recording instead FullHD, freezes on the menu and in some applications. But many toys go without problems, for example, Dead Trigger 2 at full power. In fact, Snadragon 200 is one of the series of unsuccessful Qualcomm. Worse it only old dual MediaTek.
Ascend G630 smartphone runs on Google Android operating system version 4.3, and it uses a proprietary shell EmotionUI 2.0 Lite.
Instead pretty regular application for playing music here began to use standard Android player. Handsfree speaker volume is relatively high, but the quality is average. If you close the opening speaker, the volume level drops to zero.
The volume level too high, the quality is good: nice mids, slightly muted high and low expressed. Still, music fans would advise to install a different music player, of course, if you do not “yuzaete» Google Music.
Has FM-radio. Oh it’s nothing to tell, all the usual. Only works with headphones, which will act as an antenna.
Video player does not understand the format of MKV, although most of the more budget smartphones MTK easily “pull” it. Released FullHD (reproduction) to cope, but if the file will have a higher bitrate of 10 Mbit / s – will troll.
In my subjective opinion, the device Huawei Ascend G630 slightly overestimated. Probably due to a chipset from Qualcomm. For example, Huawei Honor 3C worth a couple thousand cheaper, while he has better screen, higher capacity battery, less lag, in the end, it looks interesting.
Obvious disadvantages he does not, but the cool features, too. In all respects, mediocre smartphone with a high price for this brand.
Many competitors, can be considered a major Huawei Honor 3C. His review we will soon. You can still look at the Motorola Moto G, Sony Xperia SP, Highscreen Spider, you can search Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone or choose from many other B-brands, excluding version Android 4.3.
Pluses Huawei Ascend G630:
- Good build
- Matt back socket
- Neat design
- Slim body
- Android 4.3
Cons Huawei Honor G630:
- Small capacity built-in battery
- Average quality IPS-matrix screen
- Average quality photo and video cameras
- Availability only one retailer (yet)
- Class: smartphone
- Form factor: classic
- Materials: plastic
- Operating system: Google Android 4.3
- Network: GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS (900/2100 MHz)
- CPU: 4 core, 1200 MHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8212
- Memory: 1 GB
- Data Memory: 4 GB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.0, jack microUSB (USB 2.0) for charging / synchronization, 3.5 mm headset jack
- Screen: capacitive, IPS 5” resolution 720×1280 pixels
- Camera: 8 MP autofocus c (F2.0) + 1.3 MP, Flash
- Navigation: GPS
- Extras: accelerometer, sensors and lighting approach, FM-radio
- Battery: removable, Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) capacity of 2000 mAh
- Dimensions: 143×71.7×7.8 mm
- Weight: 165 g